What do you think of when you hear the phrase ‘nineteenth-century schooling’? The bullies of Tom Brown’s Schooldays? The cane-wielding headmaster of Dotheboys Hall in Nicholas Nickleby? Or Latin lessons, writing slates, learning-by-rote and the smell of ink?
In this lively and engrossing…
…Elite Education and the Development of Mass Elementary Schooling in England, 1870–1930
4. Faith and Nationhood: Church, State and the Provision of Schooling in Ireland, 1870–1930
…Fifty years later, despite its legal irrelevance and the racially separate and educationally ineffective state of public schooling for most black children, Brown is still viewed by many as the perfect precedent.
Derrick Bell here shatters this shining image of one…